I seem to keep forgetting to take a look at the nifty Blogdigger service- a site that allows you to drop in a pile of RSS feeds, and have it return to you a single RSS that represents a combination of all the content. And there is more every time I go back.
My experiment has been to assemble the RSS feeds from known learning objects (ugh here comes that word…) repositories into one Learning Objects Bloggdigger group. You can subscribe to this feed via its own RSS URL:
But when you go to the Blogdigger page for this group they offer a search field, so you can key word search for results within this pile of objects, for example, all the items among the Learning Object feeds that contain the word “math”.
But wait, there is more. This customized display also has a customized RSS feed- so you could subscribe to a subset of this feed:
This is understanted and overly powerful. This is ripping up content from a collection of discrete RSS feeds and re-combining it into something new. Maybe if we could assign our own “tags” to feeds, we could have a wacky place like flickr’s tagged photos.
Well, that might be over-board.
But think about it– getting into consuming content via RSS is a small step for humans, but now mixing feeds and creating new feeds from that, well, that is one great leap for human-kind.
And then it might be tossed into feedburner, mixed with photo feeds and furl-ed sites, and…. what a stew!